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The brotherhood of the liftruck world.

It ***, The people you work with, or know for over twenty five years are not informed when they die, its sad, Do you have to be a fire fighter or cop for the big parade and Gala, we all choose our jobs, and do our best, a telephone call is all that i ask, the the respects will be in order. The person that passed Mr bob Kinloch worked for Wajax, Travers lift trucks, Modern lift trucks, BW lifftrucks Surelift, Masterlift, High reach, Liftcom. At this time i am upset that no one called,what would the family think, not many brothers at the call very very sad
  • Posted 15 Jul 2011 11:04
  • Discussion started by towmotor
  • Ontario, Canada
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In a book from the late 50's written by William Goldman titled "Temple of Gold" he wrote "If you go through life and have one true friend consider yourself a lucky man."
If you like to read this is a great book can't find it in bookstores - but it is on eBay & best of all it is not real thick. Basically, it is about a young man coming of age and learning life's lessons.
  • Posted 20 Jul 2011 21:31
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
Whatever happened to helping each other out? Management claims we should all be as a team and we spend more of our life at work than we do with our own family, yet who can you trust more? Sorry to hear about the loss of your co-worker. It's shameful society has changed for the worse and the time of close knit workers has gone away from us, times and families have changed in the last 50 years. I believe for the worse not the better.
  • Posted 20 Jul 2011 11:47
  • Reply by Huckleberry
  • Tennessee, United States
I 2 agree with you. After 40 yrs in the business I have only 2-4 people I call or call me. When I started 40 yrs ago the local road mechanics from most of the dealers in Buffalo would stop for breakfast at the same place and time. We would exchange war stories and help each other out. Management of all companies stopped the meetings. They were so secretive in their business they couldn't stand the mechanics helping each other out. No dealer lost any customers because of this nor did any mechanics jump ship and go to the competition.
Before retiring from my last job, the management was paranoid about talking to the competition. We might give away "secrets". Or worse yet find the competition pays better or has better working conditions or has better benifits and we might jump ship. GIVE ME A BREAK. Treat the employees proper and give them some respect they will stay put. It used to be....If I had a real brain freeze on a job and needed help, I could call a compeditors tech. You scratch my back I scratch yours. Only management would stab you in the back.
This attitude by management has caused real isolation in the ranks. People don't seem to be "friends" anymore. Is this happening in other sectors? Is it a general societal evolution?
If it is it S***S.
  • Posted 18 Jul 2011 05:45
  • Reply by oldmanforklift
  • Arizona, United States
Must agree with you totally. It is often said the lift truck industry is small industry but people today just don't seem to communicate well. After, 41 years in this business, I have two people from my lift truck days I call or they call me after 41 years.
  • Posted 15 Jul 2011 20:14
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"

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